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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 10, 2012 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I saw the GTH album cover as being a cosmic joke at disco's expense.

Disco just sucked...as music and as a social "movement".

My biggest memory of the Disco era (I was 16 in 1976) was that the men were sexist pigs and the women would do anything for cocaine (what a wonderful combination). My recollections were that the Disco Boys were racists and serious homophobes, I mean the character in Saturday Night Fever didn't seem "tolerent" of alternate lifestyles or diverese cultural makeups. I had a high school psychology teacher who dressed in his best disco boy outfits everyday and then openly joked in class to us about gay bashing on the streets of San Fran. He was one sick MF'er. He would do these classroom hypnosis games, probably tying to get some of the little girls to come over to his disco boy pad after school. That my friends is my view of what disco was all about - aside from the terrible music. Slimy 30 year old men trying to score with coke starved 16 year olds.

Classist as in people with no class vs those with some.

Reggae and Punk seemed to take its place...race and class for sure.

If the GD had gone totally Disco, like the Bee-Gees, then I think a larger portion of thier audience would have split - but only 2 or 3 songs is acceptable (and a far cry from totally embracing), and they did them in GD fashion - ie the studio sounds stank.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jan 10, 2012 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I saw the GTH album cover as being a cosmic joke at disco's expense.

I saw the GTH album cover as being a cosmic joke at disco's expense.

You are 100% correct, but sadly very few got the joke.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 11, 2012 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I saw the GTH album cover as being a cosmic joke at disco's expense.

I thought that was obvious, but apparently not to all.